Account Takeover Fraud , Anti-Phishing, DMARC , Application Security & Online Fraud

BEC, Platform Attacks, and Securing the Email Channel

Mike Britton, CISO at Abnormal Security, shares how enterprises can better secure their cloud email environments
Mike Britton, CISO, Abnormal Security

Email accounts contain a wealth of sensitive data, and gaining access to one enables attackers to move throughout the entire application ecosystem. Unfortunately, email is also inherently insecure and as a result, it remains one of the easiest ways to infiltrate organizations.

Abnormal Security’s CISO Mike Britton recently shared his insights on protecting against both inbound email attacks like business email compromise and the emerging threat of email platform attacks.

In this interview with Information Security Media Group, Britton discusses:

  • Email as an attack vector and why BEC scams are still so successful
  • The rise of email platform attacks that bypass the inbox
  • And how to defend against both types with new technologies

Britton is the CISO of Abnormal Security, where he leads information security and privacy programs. Prior to Abnormal, he spent six years as the CSO and chief privacy officer for Alliance Data. He has 25 years of information security, privacy, compliance and IT experience in a variety of Fortune 500 global companies.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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